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Words / demesne common?
« on: July 21, 2021, 01:54:24 AM »
According to Ngram it used to be far more common in British English (not surprising, IMO), but has become much less so. The second least played word in the puzzle (emend) was played by 265 players; demesne by only 91 players. A candidate for reclassification?

Words / word suggestion: fuzzer, fuzzing
« on: July 19, 2021, 03:01:37 AM »
I wasn't surprised when fuzzer was not accepted in the 7-by-many UNFROZE puzzle as it is relatively new. But fuzzing has become well-established in the computer programming world. A fuzzer is an automated software testing program; fuzzing is the technique.

Words / inconsistency, perhaps?
« on: July 10, 2021, 07:45:17 AM »
The word login is classified as a common word. Whilst playing a 'Your Puzzles' game, I entered logout and found it wasn't common. Methinks the pair should be treated the same. What do others think?

Words / deliria common?
« on: June 14, 2021, 10:19:15 AM »
The only word I missed was deliria definitely not a word which made me slap myself; rather, my reaction was huh? Only played by 23 of 409 players (5.6%). Surely a word to be relegated to the rare list!

Words / new word: overchi
« on: June 13, 2021, 03:13:24 AM »
overchi when you have twenty or more words past the 'Best' on the way to 'Maven' and still have a double-digit number of common words left to be found and played

Whatever / Butterfly alphabet (esp. for Calilasseia)
« on: June 05, 2021, 10:23:04 PM »
My eldest son shared this with me: Entire Alphabet Found on the Wing Patterns of Butterflies. I think our nature-lovers will like this, especially Calilasseia!

When typing the first letter R for a word, the non-highlighted R was used before the highlighted one. This was with two different browsers. I had my much better half check from her computer and she had the same experience.

I had this happen recently on a Your Puzzles.

It doesn't affect play at all, but it is curious.

Word Games / One extreme to the other
« on: April 03, 2021, 10:57:04 AM »
The Standard game of Friday 2 April 2021 was very easy, as witnessed by the large number of rosettes. Then the Challenge game of Saturday 3 April 2021 was very difficult, taking over an hour before the first rosette appeared.

Whatever / Cultural illiteracy at the BBC
« on: March 29, 2021, 10:21:02 AM »
Police said an explosion erupted as two attackers tried to enter the church on Palm Sunday, the first day of Easter.

Appalling. I expected better from the BBC.

Words / enamor/enamour/enamored/enamoured
« on: January 25, 2021, 03:41:52 AM »
Is there a reason enamor was a rare word whilst enamored was common? I would expect them to be the same along with enamour and enamoured.

The Daily Quest / Standard Puzzle for Friday 22 January 2021
« on: January 23, 2021, 07:47:09 AM »
I don't think I've seen such an extreme bar graph at the bottom of the Scoreboard with rare words not shown: exponential growth from fewest to most common words found. And the huge number of rosettes reflects it. Good show to all who played.

Words / word suggestion: covid
« on: January 13, 2021, 11:00:09 AM »
Might this be a candidate for adding to the word list?

Words / sandcastle versus sand castle
« on: December 24, 2020, 04:25:11 AM »
The other day sandcastle was the seed word. I would spell it as two words. Despite the observation that American English is more likely to combine separate words into a compound word, it appears in this case British English has a strong preference for a single compound word whereas American English has a slight preference for two separate words.

Words / word suggestion: doxing
« on: December 08, 2020, 09:32:13 AM »
Although the root, dox, is too short, doxing, doxed, and perhaps doxes should be allowed, IMO. I suspect the word is too new for the original word list, but it has become (unfortunately) commonplace today.

Words / Word suggestion: titsup
« on: October 21, 2020, 09:32:05 AM »
It is an anagram from the military pronounced as a word: total inability to support usual performance.

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